Today, I met up with Janice of She’s in Fashion at Mood Fabrics. I had a gift certificate burning a hole in my wallet from the focus group in which I participated a while back. Janice texted me a little before we were to meet to tell me that they were filming Project Runway at the store, but I was stuck in traffic, darn it! By the time I got there, they had all cleared out. When we finally met up and started shopping, one of the most helpful people in the store helped me, George. And he was oh so helpful. Too helpful in fact. I spent double what my gift certificate was worth. Whoo boy. All the restraint I showed at Pattern Review weekend went out the door today. I mean… I’m almost embarrassed at my haul. Almost.
To get the buying juices flowing, I whet my appetite with a simple jersey knit in a beautiful magenta (as my niece would inform any who asked what the color was officially called).
Then both Janice and I drooled over this large scale eyelet. I bought 2 yards of it. It’s soooo pretty.
Nearby the eyelet section I found this unusual cotton that has some seersucker characteristics and navy stripes with dots in it. Kind of hard to describe, but then that’s why I take pictures, isn’t it?
In the silks section, I found this Jason Wu charmeuse that I couldn’t pass up.
While I was getting my fabrics cut, I spied this cotton/silk voile that was just gorgeous. Of course, I bought some it too.
By the time I had racked up a legendary bill, we were both hungry and stopped by Potbelly’s for lunch. Potbelly’s is a sandwich shop chain that started in Chicago. I am not normally a sandwich person, but I love their sandwiches. LOVE. THEM. Great shakes too. After being duly fortified, Janice and I walked over to Chic Fabrics, a place where I have been pretty fabric lucky over the years. I found a gorgeous black and cream Ikat fabric. It was too awesome to pass up. I got a great deal on it too.
After Chic, we hit up M&J Trimmings because I had a Living Social coupon that was about to expire. I’m not normally a trim person, so I was a little stymied as to what to buy with no specific project in mind, but I didn’t let that stop me from using up my coupon. Don’t you worry! I ended up buying a neckline embellishment of bronze paillettes (don’t know the technical term for it, sorry) and a yard of rosette trim in variegated greys.
I left only 4 cents of my $30 coupon on the table. Not bad. It was at this point, that Janice and I bid each other adieu. It sure was fun shopping with her. She’s pretty awesome. I wish we could spend more time together before I leave for the wilds of San Diego.
What a wonderful day!